Dive into one of the greatest battles between The Soviet Union and United States – The Space Race. Immerse yourself in the Soviet era by going back to the Cold War times while visiting the Cosmonautics museum and VDNKh.
Cosmonautics Museum and VDNKh Private Tour
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Travel by the beautiful Moscow metro and learn how the subway system changed during the Cold War.
Find out how Nikita Khruschev influenced the construction of the VDNKH metro station.
Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Monument
As you emerge from the metro - admire the "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman" statue made by the Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina. This monument is a perfect combination of Art Deco and Socialist Realist styles.
Discover what ancient Greek statues inspired the creation of this notable sculpture.
Take a look at the famous Cosmos Hotel which was built on the eve of the 1980's Olympics to accommodate foreign delegations.
Learn why the building has such an unusual shape and why it was so important for the Soviet elites to erect a monument to Charles de Gaulle in front of the hotel.
Monument to the Conquerors of Space
Marvel at one of the tallest monuments in the world – "Monument to the Conquerors of Space".
Learn what significance the launch of "Sputnik" had with the construction of the monument.
Museum of Cosmonautics
Visit one of the most famous cosmonautics museums in the world - The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics located inside the base of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. The exposition consists of more than 3,500 objects relating to the history of space exploration.
See the space suit of Yuri Gagarin and learn about "Vostok" - the first spacecraft successfully launched into space.
Mir Space Station
Go inside the replica of one of the compounds of the "Mir" (World) Space Station.
Look at the meticulously recreated Space Station block and imagine what it is like to live in space.
Vostok Rocket Ship
Take a picture next to "Vostok" - the life size rocket ship that helped put the first man in space.
Learn about "Buran"- the first spaceplane to be developed as part of the Soviet space program.
Marvel at the typical Stalinist Architecture in the biggest Soviet theme park in Moscow - VDNKh (or VDNH) which is the abbreviation for the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy. It was constructed on the eve of WWII to demonstrate power and greatness of Soviet Union.
Nowadays, the huge territory of VDNKh includes lots of thematic museums and an activity for everyone. During the Moscow winters the parks Central alley is converted into a large ice skating rink.
Druzhba Narodov fountain
Take a picture next to the marvelous "Druzhba Narodov" fountain located next to the Central Pavilion. This fountain is rightfully considered to be one of the main symbols of VDNKh.
Find out what does each statue of the fountain symbolize and why.
A great and informative tour from the moment Oleg picked me up at the hotel. He had lots to tell about Moscow and the sights - a great insight into Russian life. As there is not much explanation in English at the Museum of Cosmonautics, it was great to have someone to show me around. A local is always the way to go! After the tour, I even invited Oleg to dinner and we had fun getting to know each other. Highly recommend this tour and Oleg!
It was our first time in Moscow, Russia. We usually prefer to go ourselves but the space theme seemed to be a very specific so we decided to book a guided tour. Our guide Katya (Ekaterina) was very pleasant, kind and took a personal interest in my (elderly) mothers well being. Her English language skills are excellent. My mother and I really appreciated this experience that definitely added to our trip to Moscow. Near Vdnh there are also a botanical garden and Ostankino park with some ancient buildings and quiet pond. Next time we will be in Moscow we will make sure to visit these beautiful and interesting places. Meanwhile, thanks to Katya we had a really good day and can't thank her enough.
A fantastic tour of the cosmos, with an exceptional guide. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us not only a comprehensive insight of Russian space flights and the history of the Soviet Era in general, but provided us some good tips for the Moscow night life:) Well worth it!
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